Cohn and Park Selected to Participate in Inaugural Graduate Research Symposium

“Pamela Cohn and Jongwoo Park, both graduate students in the Organic Division, have been selected for participation in the inaugural Graduate Research Symposium hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry. Between 50 and 75 fourth year organic graduate students were selected from across the United States to present their research at the conference, where they will also meet with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers.”

2010-2011 Ruegamer Fellows Announced

The William and Arlene Ruegamer Biochemistry Fellows for 2010-2011 are Natasha Pirman and Jeffrey Carter. Natasha received her BS in chemistry from Lee University in 2005 and is studying intrinsically disordered proteins using site-directed spin-labeling electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Jeffrey graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 and is studying the physical and structural characteristics that allow GM2 activator protein to bind and extract its lipid substrate. Both students are working under the direction of Prof. Gail Fanucci.

2010-2011 Ruegamer Fellows Announced

The William and Arlene Ruegamer Biochemistry Fellows for 2010-2011 are Natasha Pirman and Jeffrey Carter. Natasha received her BS in chemistry from Lee University in 2005 and is studying intrinsically disordered proteins using site-directed spin-labeling electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Jeffrey graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 and is studying the physical and structural characteristics that allow GM2 activator protein to bind and extract its lipid substrate. Both students are working under the direction of Prof. Gail Fanucci.

Cohn and Park Selected to Participate in Inaugural Graduate Research Symposium

“Pamela Cohn and Jongwoo Park, both graduate students in the Organic Division, have been selected for participation in the inaugural Graduate Research Symposium hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry. Between 50 and 75 fourth year organic graduate students were selected from across the United States to present their research at the conference, where they will also meet with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers.”

Murray to join UF as Assistant Professor

“Leslie Murray received B.A. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Swarthmore College. Subsequently, he pursued a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry under the direction of Stephen Lippard at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied dioxygen activation at the diiron active site in toluene/o-xylene monooxygenase. His post-doctoral research under Jeffrey Long at the University of California, Berkeley has focused on the synthesis and design of metal-organic frameworks for gas storage/separation applications. His independent research at the University of Florida will focus on transporting the biological mechanisms/principles to small molecule reactivity and materials chemistry.”

Murray to join UF as Assistant Professor

“Leslie Murray received B.A. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Swarthmore College. Subsequently, he pursued a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry under the direction of Stephen Lippard at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied dioxygen activation at the diiron active site in toluene/o-xylene monooxygenase. His post-doctoral research under Jeffrey Long at the University of California, Berkeley has focused on the synthesis and design of metal-organic frameworks for gas storage/separation applications. His independent research at the University of Florida will focus on transporting the biological mechanisms/principles to small molecule reactivity and materials chemistry.”